There was an interesting comment on one of our stories yesterday about the bombing in Afghanistan. Someone said if we didn’t report these stories, the attackers would stop carrying out their attacks — as if it was somehow our fault this is happening on nearly a daily basis (or so it seems).
Others of our readers are sometimes “disappointed” when they find out the attacks happened far away, not in a picturesque European country like Belgium or France, but a place they consider a hellhole…like Iraq.
But “normal” people simply going about their lives exist in Iraq too. People with families, hopes and dreams of a better life for their children.
Tragically, those dreams were ripped away, yet again.
CNN reports, Terror once again struck the streets of Iraq’s capital Sunday, after a suicide bombing killed at least 21 people in a residential neighborhood in northern Baghdad.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack on the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Kadhimiya, which also injured more than 35 others, Iraqi security officials said.
The claim by ISIS was released by the terror group’s media wing Amaq and on pro-ISIS social media accounts circulated by its supporters.
Sunday’s attack came just weeks after the deadliest terror attack in war-weary Baghdad in years, when a suicide truck bomb plowed into a busy shopping district killing almost 300 people.
What’s relevant about this to all of us is that while ISIS loses territory in its “caliphate” in Iraq and Syria, it is still exporting terrorists to Europe, still inspirig others to carry out attacks in its name, and still inspiring other groups (such as the one recently uncovered in Brazil).
Doing “nothing” about the ISIS breeding grounds in the Middle East will effectively allow it to continue to spread to our doors. Until we have leadership in our nation who understands the need to eradicate this scourge, we will continue to report on the mayhem it unleashes, no matter where that may occur.
Because at some point, it will be again at our doors.
[Note: This article was written by Michele Hickford]